I haven't been able to connect to the wireless internet in text mode. I have a WEP connection at home. I know its insecure but due to hardware limitation I have to keep it like that for sometime.
I've tried wpa supplicant but failed miserably. Since I'm using WEP, I don't think I'm required to use wpa supplicant. But the simple technique of using iwconfig has failed as well.
Can anybody guide me thru this? Its more or less becoming like a dream to connect wifi from text mode. I'm loosing hope
iwconfig wlan0 essid my_essid key my_key
few things I have noted are,
1)first I'm not associated to the AP!
2)second dhclient gets the address for my router, pings it but gets no reply
I think no 1 is causing no 2.
What could be the reason?
When I'm using wpa_supplicant, its the same. My wpa_supplicant config is as follows.
I do a
wpa_supplicant -B -Dwext -i wlan0 -c/path_to/wpa_supplicant.conf
In both of the case, first its not associated to the AP, second it shows that my router couldn't be pinged. I've also tried running wpa supplicant with -d option but couldn't figure out what was going on.
What could be the reason, what am I doing wrong? My AP doesn't use any authentication, I just have to supply the 10 digits numeric key. The ath9k driver is working fine and I can connect wifi using nm-applet.
PS: I'll post the exact log messages in the second post.